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07/21/2021

ASCO and COA Unveil New OMH Guidelines

New Roadmap for High-Quality Cancer Care Delivery

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) released new Oncology Medical Home (OMH) standards that are designed to help guide care providers as they treat patients, according to a press release.

The new standards come as community oncology practices await word on the future of the oncology care model, which will expire in 2022.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today released updated standards for the Oncology Medical Home (OMH), putting renewed emphasis on the importance of palliative care and ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, which seek promote safety and best practices in the administration of chemotherapy.

The newly issued comprehensive 'Oncology Medical Home' standards can act as a roadmap for how practices can deliver high-quality cancer care.

"Every single patient has the right to high-quality, evidence-based, and cost-effective cancer care," said Everett E. Vokes, MD, current president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  READ MORE

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